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You can't give up your laughter 'cause you're scared of a little pain; rainbows won't up the sky unless you let it rain. —Autumn Blaze


Thanks to the School of Friendship, Equestria has reached out to surrounding lands far and wide. Dragons, Griffons, Yaks, Changelings, Hippogriffs, Kirin, and more have all walked its halls alongside their pony companions as students. 

But adjusting to a new environment can be stressful. What’s a student to do when they need to ease their anxiety?

Why, visit the Cuddlebug, of course.

1st place winner of CategoricalGrant’s 2021 Cuddlefic Contest!

Cover art by the awesome Little Tigress.
Big thanks to Arkane12, Jarvy Jared, and milesprower06 for pre-reading and editing.

And enough people like cuddles that this hit the filtered Feature Box on opening day!

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Comments ( 22 )

Dope cover art. It perfectly captures the warm and fuzzy feeling of the story. Props to the author and the artist.

Well, I pre-read the thing, so you already know that I'm jealous of Cassie.

Absolutely no objections from me if you continue the adventures of Cuddlebug!

She should get a costume. With a 'C' on the chest. Standing proudly on a rooftop overlooking Ponyville.

"Wherever anxiety rears its ugly head, I will be there to snuggle it away!"

Huk #3 · Jun 9th, 2021 · · ·

Cute Ocellus you have there. Then again, isn't she always... :trixieshiftleft:

I wish I could get cuddles from Ocellus

How exactly has this not wound up in the featured box yet?

Wow, this was really sweet. Thanks for writing this!

come see the cuddelbug, to bring us sugar and tea and love

Want cuddle. Need cuddle. Give cuddles!

This was a very good one-shot. I wouldn't mind a cuddle from Ocellus.

Now this is a HiE fic I can enjoy wholeheartedly. Always a pleasure to snuggly a buggly.

queen cyane,

Can’t believe I’m saying this,
But I wouldn’t mind that either. Ocellus is just too sweet that you just can’t hate on her.

One small question - was there a reference to Wave Function embedded in this chapter in some obscure way?

No, there wasn't. The 'This is where the fun begins!' line covered the rule that included referencing him, and I didn't want to try and force something else into the story that might compromise the quality. Another story did a great job at including practically all of them— I tip my hat to the author.

Ah, now I see it on re-read of the rules. For some reason, my mind read rule #4 as three separate rules, each of which needed to be followed.

Thank you.

No problem. :twilightsmile:
I almost had some trouble with that rule. I actually had to work around the line I included when I did. I was alternating between that one and the 'Careful, my [x] is/are sensitive' line, and I eventually settled on Pinkie's.


What an adorable piece thanks for writing and pre-reading it miles and Level!:heart:

I should have won that:twilightangry2:

D'awwww, this was cute. Changelings make great empathy pillows.

Cute! Fics of this nature pop up every now and again—a cuddlebug story in some form—and I'm always excited to see it. I was one of the first to pioneer post-reformation buggo hugs as an actual plot/lore point, but it has since been adopted by so many people. I like to think it's because it's the only natural progression. :scootangel:

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